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Some Descendants of Henry Dearborn POLLARD & Rhoda SMITH

Thanks to Steve Robbins for this information. For more info contact tmoffatt@nbnet.nb.ca

HENRY POLLARD Came to St. David 1821

RHODA SMITH'S Father Ebenezer SMITH arrived before 1800

Also note Westbrook Waldron

Generation No. 1

1. Henry Dearborn4 POLLARD (Barton3, Barton2, John1) was born 19 September 1793 in Winslow, Maine1, and died 14 September 1853 in St. David, N.B., Canada2. He married Rhoda SMITH 12 April 1825 in St. David, N.B., Canada3, daughter of Ebenezer SMITH and Mary. She was born Abt. 1805 in St. David, N.B., Canada, and died 01 August 1886 in St. David, N.B., Canada4.

Notes for Henry Dearborn POLLARD:
Henry Dearborn Pollard was born in Winslow, Maine 19 Sept. 1793. [Pollard, Maurice J. The history of the Pollard Family in America. (Dover, N.H. : [S.n.], 1960 [c1961]-1964 [c1965])]. By 1794 his family had moved to Clinton, Maine, where Henry's father, Barton Pollard, Jr., bought part interest in Philbrook's Mill (two sawmills and a gristmill at what is now Benton, Maine) [Fisher, Carleton Edward. History of Clinton, Maine. (Augusta, Me. : Printed by KJ Printing, 1970), p. 35, 69-70]. Henry's brother Marcus was born in Clinton on 5 Sept. 1795 [Pollard, Maurice J. The history of the Pollard Family in America. (Dover, N.H. : [S.n.], 1960 [c1961]-1964 [c1965])]. Henry's father was elected tax collector and constable in Clinton in 1796. [Fisher, Carleton. History of Clinton, Maine. (Augusta, Me. : Printed by KJ Printing, 1970), p. 69-70 ]. By 1801 the family was in Vassalborough, Maine, where Henry's sister Huldah was born on March 26. The family was also at Vassalborough for the births there of Henry's brother John in 1810 or 1811, and of Henry's brother Joseph on 17 Feb. 1813. [Pollard, Maurice J. The history of the Pollard Family in America. (Dover, N.H. : [S.l.], 1960 [c1961]-1964 [c1965])]. About this time the family moved to Fairfax (now Albion), Maine.

1812 to 1814. Henry Pollard served in the War of 1812. He volunteered at Albion, Maine on 18 Nov. 1812, as a private in the regiment commanded by Joseph Westcott, serving under Col. Ulmer, 1st Lieut. Joshua Walker, and 2nd Lieut. John Wellington. He was honorably discharged in Nov. 1813. Henry Pollard is also on record in the rolls of the Massachusets Militia in the War of 1812 as having served in Capt. J. Wellington's company, Lieut. Col. H. Moore's regiment from 12 Sept. to 27 Sept. 1814, raised at Fairfax [now Albion], service at Wiscasset, Maine. He also served in Capt. J. W. Wellington's company, Lieut. Col. Sherwin's regiment from Sept. 27 to Nov. 10, 1814, raised at Albion and vicinity, service at Wiscasset, Maine. After his service, he made a declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled. [United States. National Archives. Photocopies of the records related to Henry D. Pollard in the War of 1812. Information extracted by L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Maine for Stephen L. Robbins].

1819. Henry D. Pollard, "yeoman" of Fairfax [now Albion], Kennebec County, Maine mortgaged land in Fairfax. He received $250 from Thomas L. Winthrop, "esquire" of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. for the land, "part of the Nelson tract, so called, and to contain the north half part of lot numbered thirty seven according to a plan of said Nelson tract made by Joseph Chandler, Surveyor, containing fifty acres more or less." Pollard stated that he was "lawfully [seized?] in fee of the aforegranted premises, that they are free of all incumbrances; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to said Winthrop." However, if Pollard paid back Winthrop $250 "in one, two, three, four and five years with interest according to his five promisory notes for the same, then this deed, as also said five notes bearing even date with these presents, given by the said Pollard to the said Winthrop, promising to pay the same sum and interest at the time aforesaid, shall be void; otherwise shall remain in full force." Henry D. Pollard signed this document on 17 April 1819, with D. William R. Williams as witness. Henry Pollard apparently did not redeem his mortgage, because five years later, on 1 July 1824, Thomas L. Winthrop sold this piece of land to Asa Quimby, Physician, of Albion, Maine for $250 (paid by Ruel Williams, Esquire). [Kennebec County Register of Deeds, Book 32, p. 152].

1821. Henry D. Pollard came to St. David, N.B., Canada in the year 1821. [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick Census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David." (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)].

Henry Pollard bought land in St. David, N.B. Whether he built a house or bought an existing one is not known at present. His home was on Lot 1 in Block Letter O of the Wentworth Division, which had originally been granted to a John Whitney. His home was on the west side of road going to Gallup Lake near its intersection with the road between Moores Mills and Central Tower Hill. This was actually about half way up the slope of Central Tower Hill. [New Brunswick. Department of Lands and Mines. Survey, Title, Record & Drafting Branch. Map no. 160. (Fredericton, N.B. : The Dept., 196-?)].

1825. Henry D. Pollard "of the Parish of St. Davids, Labourer, and Rhoda Smith of sd. Parish, Spinster, were married in this parish by banns with Consent of parents this twelfth Day of April [1825]" by Skiffington Thomson, L.L.D., Minister, in the presence of John Woodcock and David Little. [Marriage record no. 214, of Christ Church (Anglican/Episcopalian) of St. Stephen, N.B. (Available on microfilm)].

1851. In the New Brunswick census of 1851, Henry D. Pollard is listed in Saint David Parish as a farmer and a proprietor, age 58. He was an American who came to N.B. in 1821. His wife Rhoda was age 46 and was born in N.B. Their children residing with them at the time of the census were Mary (age 21 and a teacher), Jane (age 18), Harriet (age 15), "Randal" (age 12), "Huldah" (age 9), Lois [incorectly listed as "Louisa"] (age 6), and Henry P. (age 2). [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick Census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David." (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)].

 

1858. In the capacity of "Curate" at Christ Church (Anglican/Episcopalian) in St. Stephen, N.B., a Henry Pollard performed seven burial services between April 15 and Nov. 14, 1858. Before and after these dates, burial services were performed by Skeffington Thomson, L.L.D., Rector. This could not have been our Henry D. Pollard who had died several years earlier. But who is this Henry Pollard? (Burial records of Christ Church (Anglican/Episcopalian) in St. Stephen, N.B. Available on micofilm).

One of Henry Pollard's daughters (it must have been Hulda, because Lois never married) married Newell McLaughlin. They had a son Jim who was called "Jimmy New". [Pollard, Ralph of St. David, N.B., Information communicated to L. Austin Gray of Wesley, Maine, date unknown].

There was a Polley family in St. David, N.B., which should not be confused with the Pollards. Probate records exist for:
cat. no. RJU/Pch/854 Polley, Henry [1854] St. David
RJU/Pch/883 Polley, Robert [1883] St. David
[Charlotte County Probate Records Index 1785-1885. Microfilm reel #L-115, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.].

In 1845 there was a Pollard's Store near Nash's Mill at Mill Cove, Robbinston, Maine. Whether this Pollard was any relation to Henry Pollard is not known. Items sold by this store to Richard Hayden of Robbinston included: 2 qts. raspberry wine $.75, a pr. thick boots $3 (which were "not good" and later returned), 1 gal. molasses $.45, [sheating?] $1, 1pr. drawers $1.38, 1 bottle vinegar $.06, and "some composition for Helen." [Hayden, Richard Vose. Diaries, 1826- . Original and photocopy are at Fogler Library, Special Collections, University of Maine at Orono, Maine. Pollard's store is mentioned in the entries for Apr. 4, Apr. 25, Apr. 26 and May 14, 1845. No mention of this store was noted prior to these dates or after these dates (at least to Feb. 1850, where Steve Robbins left off copying the diary)].

More About Henry Dearborn POLLARD:
Burial: St. David Ridge Cemetery, St. David, N.B., Canada

Notes for Rhoda SMITH:
1878. Rhoda (Smith) Pollard made a declaration for a pension as a widow of a soldier who served in the War of 1812. On 22 March 1879 Rhoda appeared before the Judge of the Municipal Court of Calais, Maine. She was then aged 71 years, a resident of the Parish of St. David, County of Charlotte, N.B., widow of Henry D. Pollard who volunteered at Albion, Maine for service in the War of 1812. She states that she was married under the name of Rhoda Smith to Henry D. Pollard the 12th of April 1825 by Skiffingtom Thompson [i.e., Thomson] at St. David, N.B.; also that her husband died the 14th of Sept. 1853 and she has not remarried. Rhoda was "last paid @$12, to 4th of June 1886" and was dropped as a pensioner because of her death on 1 August 1886. [United States. National Archives. War of 1812 pension file no. 9940, Rhoda Pollard. Photocopies extracted by L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Maine for Stephen L. Robbins].

More About Rhoda SMITH:
Burial: St. David Ridge Cemetery, St. David, N.B., Canada

More About Henry POLLARD and Rhoda SMITH:
Marriage: 12 April 1825, St. David, N.B., Canada5

Children of Henry POLLARD and Rhoda SMITH are:
2 i. Wellington5 POLLARD, born Abt. 1826; died 01 September 18506.

Notes for Wellington POLLARD:
Wellington Pollard was named after Capt. J. Wellington of the War of 1812. His cause of death was drowning (Richardson, Kathleen (Pollard) of St. Stephen, N.B., Letter to Stephen L. Robbins dated 8 May 1976).

More About Wellington POLLARD:
Burial: St. David Ridge Cemetery, St. David, N.B., Canada
Cause of Death: Drowning.

+ 3 ii. Ann Eliza POLLARD, born 31 July 1828 in St. David, N.B., Canada; died 12 May 1902 in Cooper, Maine.
4 iii. Mary POLLARD, born Abt. 18307; died 18608. She married Westbrook WALDRON; born 18209; died 19079.

Notes for Mary POLLARD:
WESTBROOK WALDRON

Westbrook Waldron "built a house on Central Tower Hill" in St. David, N.B. [Waldron, (Miss) Vivian B., Lonicera Hall, 28 Union St., St. Stephen, N.B. E3L 1T1, Letter to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me., 25 March 1977]. In Sept. 1975, this house was occupied by the "Bradley Indians" [Pollard, Ralph, St. Stephen, N.B., Map of Tower Hill, St. David, N.B., Sept. 1975. Copied by L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me. for Stephen L. Robbins, who has a penciled note that this "house no longer standing 1976"].

Westbrook and Mary (Pollard) Waldron had a daughter who married a Hunter in Dufferin, N.B., and a son Charles Waldron. Charles had a farm, living in a house near the top of Tower Hill not far from the home of Henry Pollard. Charles drove the mail in Tower Hill. [Notes of L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Maine, probably as remembered from information communicated by Ralph Pollard of St. Stephen, N.B.].

Westbrook Waldron, his second wife, and their daughter are buried in the Moores Mills Cemetery, St. David, N.B. They share one gravestone:
"Westbrook Waldron 1820-1907
Margaret Waldron 1828-1886
Annie A. 1866-1956"

Westbrook Waldron had two children by his second wife: Ann, had a daughter Mildred who married Frank Peaks of Moores Mills; and, Mary who married Joe Nixon and had no children. [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Information communicated to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me., date unknown].

MARY (POLLARD) WALDRON

1851. In the 1851 census of New Brunswick, Mary was living with her parents in St. David, N.B. She was age 21, born in N.B., and her occupation was "Teacher." [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David". (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974) ]. She married Westbrook Waldron and had children Charles, Effie, and Richard?) [Richardson, Kathleen (Pollard) of St. Stephen, N.B., Letter to Stephen L. Robbins, 8 May 1976].

About 1860. Mary becomes terminally ill. She receives a letter from her sister Harriet (Pollard) Gray of Wesley, Maine. [For text of this letter, and sources, see notes under Harriet (Pollard) Gray]. Mary died of breast cancer [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Interviewed by Stephen L. Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Jr., about 1975 or 1976].

More About Mary POLLARD:
Cause of Death: Breast cancer.

More About Westbrook WALDRON:
Burial: Moores Mills Cemetery, St. David, N.B.

5 iv. Jane POLLARD, born Abt. 183310. She married William FROST 15 November 1857 in Wesley, Maine11; born 07 July 1823 in Calais, Maine11.

Notes for Jane POLLARD:
WILLIAM FROST

"William Frost, son of Jeremiah, Jr. & Sally (Thompson) Frost, born 7 July 1823 in Calais, Me. ; m. Jane Pollard, Wesley 15 Nov. 1857 ; Jane was from Tower Hill, N.B. ; Wm. and Jane lived in Alexander, Me." [Bailey, Albert W. Jeremiah Frost families of the Passamaquoddy region, Maine : a historical-genealogical manuscript. ([S.l. : The Author], 1978). Copy at Maine State Library, Augusta, Maine: call no. 929.2 F93b 1978].

William and Jane (Pollard) Frost lived in her parents' former home at St. David, N.B. [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B. and/or L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me., Information communicated to Stephen L. Robbins, date uncertain].

According to Vivian Waldron, "William Frost (Great Aunt Jane's husband), and their sons, were not of the calibre of their Ancestor [Jeremiah Frost], I take it. Leonard, who went away to the States, and came back very occassionally for a visit, was the best one of their family. William, Walter and Herb were not much of an addition to society, or a help to their parents. Rhoda. their sister, was a helpless invalid, and lived to be in her forties. Great Uncle [Joshua] Randall Pollard did what he could to look after his sister Great Aunt Jane, and Rhoda; and buried them." [Waldron, (Miss) Vivian B., St. Stephen, N.B., Letter to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me., 25 March 1977].

According to Ralph Pollard, William Frost, Sr. was a ne'er-do-well, but his wife was the very finest kind of woman. William, Jr. was insane and was taken away to an institution [L.A. Gray, Jr. thinks it was the "St. John Bug House"]. The other Frost boys never amounted to anything or kept the place up. Jim P. [who was he?] tried, but "just didn't have much ability." Randall Pollard "had to keep the family up," and after the Frost boys died, Randall Pollard burned the house down (it was all in disrepair). [Pollard, Ralph, St. Stephen, N.B., interviewed in Wesley, Me. by L. Austin Gray, Jr. and Stephen L. Robbins, 28 Sept. 1975].

The names of some of the Frost children were Walter, Herbert and Bill. None of them married. [Notes of L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me., probably as remembered from information communicated by Ralph Pollard of St. Stephen, N.B., date unknown].

JANE (POLLARD) FROST

1851. The 1851 census of New Brunswick list Jane Pollard as age 18, born in N.B., living with her parents in St. David, N.B. [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick Census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David". (Fredericton, N.B. : Provincial Archives, 1974)]. Jane married a Mr. Frost and had children Walter, Herb, Rhoda and another son [Richardson, Kathleen (Pollard) of St. Stephen, Letter to Stephen L. Robbins, 8 May 1976].

More About William FROST and Jane POLLARD:
Marriage: 15 November 1857, Wesley, Maine11

6 v. Harriet Mann POLLARD, born 03 April 1836 in St. David, N.B., Canada12; died 191112. She married Granville Clifford GRAY Bef. 1856; born 15 June 1834 in Brighton, Maine12; died 04 July 1890 in Wesley, Maine12.

Notes for Harriet Mann POLLARD:
GRANVILLE CLIFFORD GRAY

"Clifford" and Harriet Gray had children Serena Mariam Getchell Gray b. 1856, Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Gray b. 1858, Victor Clifton Gary b. 1860, Annie C. Gray b. 1862, Adaline A. b. 1867, and Lois Edith Gray b. 1875.

Tragedy struck the family in 1866, when five-year-old Victor Gray threw a pitchfork down from a scaffold, which struck his three-year-old sister Annie, causing her death. She died April 1, 1866. As a result, Victor "went batty"; he never married, and later died at age 32 on July 28, 1893.

"Clifford" Gray died in an accident on July 4, 1890 in Wesley, Maine. His horse became frightened by a canvas-topped meat-peddler's cart, and balked or had some kind of a fracas. Clifford got out [of his wagon?] and took his horse by its head (which he shouldn't have done). He was knocked to the ground and struck his head, which caused his death shortly afterwards. This happened at "Lower Settlement" in Wesley, Me. near the Mill Road below Munson Hill and on the "Commons" flat between two hills. This was not far from where Clifford's father, James Gray, Sr., had a fatal accident in 1859 (thrown from a wagon, dying from the injury several days later) [These facts were reported by L. Austin, Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me. and published in: Robbins, Stephen Lee. Gray Family of Somerset & Washington Counties, Maine. (East Vassalboro, Me. : Stephen L. Robbins, 1983). P. 93-94].

HARRIET (POLLARD) GRAY

1851. The 1851 New Brunswick census lists Harriet Pollard, age 15, born in N.B., living with her parents in Saint David [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David." (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)].

About 1860. Harriet (Pollard) Gray of Wesley, Maine wrote the following letter to her ill sister, Mary (Pollard) Waldron of St. David, N.B. :
"Wesley Maine January 30eth 18[60?]
"Dear Sister,
I now sit down to write a few lines to you we are all well as common here but Lizye she is sick this morning Dear Mary I want to see you very bad since I heareg [i.e., heard] that [illegible, i.e., you're] so sick but I cannot leave home this winter they tell me that you are very sick that they do not think you will ever git well again Mary it would be a great comfort to me to know that you was pre paired to dy but they tell me that you are not O Mary re member it is an awful thing to meat an angry God there is no repentance after death. O mary you must choose for your self whether you will be happy or not. Mary why not go to the Savior he is calling for you to give him your heart come to him Mary just as you be and git that pure religon that is unde filed and fadeth not a way remember none are to late who will repent but now is the axepted time and now is the day of salvation Mary git religion for how can you bair to be a stumbling block for your husband and children to foll in to hell over remember Mary you may be the menes of the salvation of your family Mary git someone to pray for you for the prayers of the righteous avail much and pray for your self Mary take good cair of your self for O how I want to see you onse more give my love to Wesbrook and kiss the children for me give my love to mother and the rest of them I must leave off for i have a sick baby to take cair of Aunt Lydia will tell you all the noose if theres any
Good by
from your Sister Harriet M Gray"

[The original letter was (in 1976) in the possession of Mary (Pollard) Waldron's granddaughter, Miss Vivian B. Waldron, St. Stephen, N.B. A faint photocopy and a typewritten transcript are (in 1996) owned by Stephen L. Robbins, 915 Green Valley Drive, Toccoa, Ga. 30755]

Vivian Waldron answered a question from L. Austin Gray, Jr. about the foregoing letter: "In your letter you asked who 'Aunt Lydia' was, whom Harriet Gray mentioned in her letter to my grandmother: I really do not know. Yes, the date of Harriet's letter is 1860, the same year that grandmother died." [Waldron, (Miss) Vivian B., Letter to L. Austin Gray of Wesley, Me., 25 March 1977].

1907. Harriet (Pollard) Gray gave a photograph of herself to her nephew L. Austin Gray of Wesley, Maine. She inscribed the photo: "Austin, Nan and Roger, A Merry Christmas from Aunt Harriette [sic] 1907." The photo was taken by "Pearson, Calais, Me." [Copy of this photo is owned by Stephen L. Robbins, Toccoa, Ga.].

More About Granville Clifford GRAY:
Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine13
Cause of Death: Accident13

More About Granville GRAY and Harriet POLLARD:
Marriage: Bef. 1856

7 vi. Joshua Randall POLLARD, born 183914; died 191515. He married Victoria A.; born 184016; died 193316.

Notes for Joshua Randall POLLARD:
Joshua Randall Pollard was called "Josh" by his neighbors, but his family called him "Ran" or "Rand." [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Incormation communicated to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Maine, date unknown].

1851. The 1851 New Brunswick census lists "Randal" Pollard as age 12, born in N.B., living with his parents in Saint David [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David." (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)].

As a young man, Randall Pollard went to Eureka, Calif., but the exact date is unknown. Members of the Connick, Carson and other families had gone to Eureka, Calif. from St. David, N.B. during the famous "gold rush" and prospered there. Whenever it was that Randall Pollard got there, being a blacksmith, he made wheelbarrows there and saved his money. While in California he got a gold vest in which to carry gold coins. When Randall returned to St. David, N.B., he bought his uncle Stephen Smith's farm at Tower Hill. [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Information communicated to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Maine, date unknown].

J. R. Pollard's house on Tower Hill, St. David, N.B. had been his uncle Stephen Smith's place. In 1975 it was painted, "high posted", and being lived in. Accross the road he had a blacksmith shop and a 20-acre field. In this field were 2 old graves with no gravestones "just inside the fence" as Ralph Pollard remembers, but in 1975 plowed over. J. Randall Pollard always tended these graves; perhaps they were graves of Stephen Smith's family? Also, Ralph Polard says that J. R. Pollard at one time worked for Will Connick (who married a Dunham and lived on the [Dunham?] Road at the northern end of the St. David Ridge Road. [Pollard, Ralph, St. Stephen, N.B., Map of Tower Hill, St. David, N.B., Sept. 1975. Copied by L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me. for Stephen L. Robbins].

Randall Pollard bought the former home of his uncle Stephen Smith on Tower Hill. This is the house in which Stephen Smith lived before he moved into the "Cameron House". The "Cameron House", an octagonal structure, was built by Smith about 1862 near Moores Mills, N.B. [Cameron, Bessie, of Moores Mills, N.B., Interviewed by Stephen L. Robbins, 8 May 1976].

J. Randall Pollard was a very quiet person, and wouldn't have anything to say unless he was spoken to. He would never talk much about the Pollard Family, and seemed reluctant to, perhaps because two of his sisters seemed to marry men and have children that "didn't amount to much." Randall would drive a horse and wagon, and some boys would jump on the back for a free ride, and Randall wouldn't say a word to them. [Pollard, Ralph, Interviewed by Stephen L. Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Jr., about 1975 or 1976].

"Great Uncle [Joshua] Randall Pollard did what he could to look after his sister Great Aunt Jane, and [her invalid daughter] Rhoda; and buried them." [Waldron, (Miss) Vivian B., St. Stephen, N.B., Letter to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me., 25 March 1977].

Randall Pollard's sister Jane married William Frost, Sr., a ne'er-do-well. William Frost, Jr. was insane and was taken away to an institution. The other Frost boys never amounted to anything or kept their place up. Jim P. tried, but "just didn't have much ability". So, Randall Pollard "had to keep the family up", and after the Frost boys died Randall burned down their house (it was all in direapair). [Pollard, Ralph, St. Stephen, N.B., Interviewed at Wesley, Me. by L. Austin Gray, Jr. and Stephen L. Robbins, 28 Sept. 1975].

1884. Randall Pollard's son Chauncey was born on Tower Hill, 26 Oct. 1884. [Newspaper clipping, between 1933 and 1939, about Chauncey Pollard. Clipping was sent by Lois "Lola" Bates in a letter to the Grays at Wesley, Maine dated 13 Jan. 1939].

1894. On January 19, 1894 Randall Pollard went to call on his unmarried sister Lois in Milltown, Maine. Before he left to go home, Lois wanted to give him a piece of fruitcake and went "down cellar" to get it. But on her way down the stairs Lois fell on the knife she was carrying, which killed her. [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Interviewed by Stephen L. Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Jr., about 1975 or 1976. The date is from Lois' gravestone].

Randall Pollard brought up a boy, Bert Keene, who was about the same age as Randall's son Chauncey Pollard. Bert later lived in Milltown, Me. [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Information communicated to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Maine, date unknown]. In 1976 Bertram A. Keene was living in Hartford, Conn. [Cameron, Bessie of Moores Mills, St. David, N.B., Interviewed by Stephen L. Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Jr., 8 May 1976].

Randall Pollard also helped raise his nephew Jim McLaughlin for a while (son of Newell and Hulda (Pollard) McLaughlin). Jim was called "Jimmy New". Jim had stayed in Wesley, Maine, when a boy, at his aunt Ann (Pollard) Gray's home. After Ann's husband James Gray died in 1886 he continued living with the Grays for a while, but later went to stay with his uncle Randall Pollard. "Jimmy New" was childish or simple, not dependable to work unless someone was with him to supervise him. He would hear the train rumbling out to Moores Mills, 4 or 5 miles away, and said it was [someone he knew] stepdancing. He would eat a big heaping dish of hash, piled 6 or 7 inches high on his plate, and then Alice (Mrs. Chauncey Pollard) would ask him if he'd have more, and he'd say in a slow drawl "sure could". Jimmy New would go out doors and shake himself. When Chauncey Pollard moved to Moores Mills to live and keep a store [about 1924], they left Jim with an older couple in St. David to work and stay on their farm. The new guardians would take care of Jim's money id he earned some and buy his clothes, etc., as he was not responsible enough to handle his own money. [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Interviewed by Stephen L. Robbins and L. Austin, Gray, Jr., about 1975 or 1976].

More About Joshua Randall POLLARD:
Burial: Moores Mills Cemetery, St. David, N.B.17

More About Victoria A.:
Burial: Moores Mills Cemetery, St. David, N.B.18

8 vii. Hulda POLLARD, born Abt. 184219. She married Newell MCLAUGHLIN.

Notes for Hulda POLLARD:
NEWELL MCLAUGHLIN

One of Henry Pollard's daughters (it must have been Hulda, because Lois never married) married Newell McLaughlin. They had a son, Jim, who was called "Jimmy New". [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Information communicated to L. Austin Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Maine, date unknown].

HULDA (POLLARD) MCLAUGHLIN

1851. The 1851 New Brunswick census lists "Huldah" Pollard as age 9, born in N.B. and living with her parents in Saint David [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David." (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)]. Hulda married Newell McLaughlin and had children James "and others who went to the States" [Richardson, Kathleen (Pollard) of St. Stephen, N.B., Letter to Stephen L. Robbins, 8 May 1976].

9 viii. Lois G. POLLARD, born Abt. 184519; died 19 January 189420.

Notes for Lois G. POLLARD:
1851. In the 1851 census of New Brunswick, Lois Pollard is listed incorrectly as "Louisa". She was age 6 in 1851, born in N.B., and living with her parents in St. David [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David." (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)]. Lois died an "accidental death" [Richardson, Kathleen (Pollard) of St. Stephen, N.B., Letter to Stephen L. Robbins, 8 May 1976].

Lois Pollard did not marry, and lived in Milltown, Maine. One day, her brother Randall Pollard called there [i.e., made a visit], and before he went to go home, Lois wanted to give him a piece of fruitcake. As she was going down the stairs to the cellar to get a piece of cake, she fell on the knife she was carrying, which killed her. [Pollard, Ralph of St. Stephen, N.B., Interviewed by Stephen L. Robbins and L. Austin, Gray, Jr., 1975 or 1976].

More About Lois G. POLLARD:
Burial: St. David Ridge Cemetery, St. David, N.B., Canada
Cause of Death: "Accidental"

10 ix. Henry P. POLLARD, born Abt. 184921; died 30 June 189022.

Notes for Henry P. POLLARD:
1851. The 1851 New Brunswick census lists Henry P. Pollard at age 2, born in N.B., living with his parents in St. David [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives. New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1. "Saint David." (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)]. Henry P. Pollard "died of sunstroke" [Richardson, Kathleen (Pollard) of 37 Churchill St., St. Stephen, N.B. E3L 2G5, Letter to Stephen L. Robbins, 8 May 1976].

More About Henry P. POLLARD:
Burial: St. David Ridge Cemetery, St. David, N.B., Canada


Generation No. 2

3. Ann Eliza5 POLLARD (Henry Dearborn4, Barton3, Barton2, John1) was born 31 July 1828 in St. David, N.B., Canada, and died 12 May 1902 in Cooper, Maine. She married James GRAY 10 April 1851, son of James GRAY and Hannah JONES. He was born 26 August 1826 in Brighton, Maine, and died 03 April 1886 in Wesley, Maine.

More About Ann Eliza POLLARD:
Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

More About James GRAY:
Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine
Title: Jr.

More About James GRAY and Ann POLLARD:
Marriage: 10 April 1851

Child of Ann POLLARD and James GRAY is:
+ 11 i. Leander Austin6 GRAY, born 20 March 1859 in Wesley, Maine; died 31 July 1944 in Wesley, Maine.